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Sri Lanka to hold presidential poll first – minister

[Reuters, Monday, 23 November 2009 09:21 No Comment]

Sri Lanka’s will hold presidential elections, probably in mid-January but ahead of a parliamentary poll, a senior cabinet minister said on Monday, ending weeks of speculation over which would be held first.

"The president has informed all the party leaders now and he has signed the proclamation," said the cabinet minister, who declined to be identified.

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